Neil Stevens – Crayonfire – talks us through the inspiration behind his Giro 100 poster for Rouleur magazine
Because it’s the Giro and the hundredth edition my first thought was to look at vintage photography from the race. One of the first images I came across was of Jacques Anquetil and Felice Gimondi. Anquetil was wearing the classic Bic jersey, which was orange, while the pink jersey was being worn by Gimondi. I added the dark navy colours to create depth,
For a Grand Tour I had to fit in various terrains, so I began with the mountains at the top, a few Tuscan cypress trees, and obviously some flat for sprint stages. Then there are the hills, and geometric shapes representing the sort of architecture you would find across Italy. I’ve based the shape and style of the main cyclist on Fausto Coppi. It fits in nicely to have an angular, thin cyclist at the top, someone who could probably win the race.